Former staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Dr. Christopher Manion, will deliver a lecture at Christendom College on February 23 at 1 p.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Hall. Part of the spring semester’s politics practica speaker series, Manion will be speaking and offering advice to students based on his own experiences in the political field. The event is open to all members of the Christendom community, and refreshments will be provided.
Manion earned his Ph.D in government at Notre Dame University, and taught politics, religion, and international relations at Boston University, Catholic University of America, and Christendom College. In addition to teaching, Manion was the staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, under Senator Jesse Helms (R-N.C.). He was also a weekly columnist and contributing editor at the The Wanderer newspaper. He continues to be a contributing editor and critic for the Saturday Review and High Fidelity magazines, as well as having appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Journal of Economic Development, The National Catholic Register, and Western Horseman with op-eds and book reviews.
Manion is currently a member of the boards of the American Foreign Policy Council, the Population Research Institute, and is a founding member of the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. He is a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Sovereign Military Hospitaler Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes, and Malta.
Christendom College’s politics practica program, directed by professor of political science and economics Dr. Bernard Way, has been a unique feature of the political science department for many years, giving students the opportunities to not only network with known political figures, but also earn credit for rigorous political internships.